Design systems and SEO: does it help or hinder SERP achievements?

30-second summary: All the copy and strategic use of in the world will not impress search engines if your web design is not fit for purpose The design of your website or web app is linked intrinsically to user experience, which in turn impacts your Google quality score and SEO performance Website design must drive users from A to B without any unnecessary steps in between – while retaining relevant copy that ties in with your SEO strategy Review your website design when considering your SEO strategy KPIs – a drop in traffic may be due to a substandard or outdated layout Do not neglect copy, as UX meta copy will improve your CTR on paid advertising. In turn, though, ensure that your website’s design system is strong enough to obtain a suitable quality score and keep your Google Ads spending within budget In many respects, a website is…

Multilingual SEO for voice searches: Comprehensive guide

30-second summary: Search engines are laser-focused on improving user experience and voice search plays an increasingly key role With 100+ global languages, people are prone to searching in their native language How do you optimize your website for multilingual search while keeping a natural and conversational tone? Atul Jindal accurately guides you through the process Google is now recognizing 119 different languages on voice search. Which is great for user experience. But it makes ranking a bit more challenging for website owners, especially those who host multi-linguistic traffic. Website owners must act to cater to these people who are taking a different linguistic approach to search. That’s where multilingual SEO comes in, done with voice search in mind. But before we begin digging deeper into multilingual , let us first introduce the search of the future aka multilingual voice search. What is Multilingual Voice Search? With the…

The importance of accurate keyword difficulty scores

30-second summary: (KD) scores help digital marketers understand potential search engine performance KD scores are useful in building SEO strategies, filtering out ineffective Low competition keywords give an advantage in attracting traffic Some KD calculating tools may be inaccurate due to the use of limited parameters Semrush has developed a new formula for KD score calculations that it says has improved accuracy With countless companies competing for the same audience, digital marketers need to develop a highly effective and targeted content strategy to find a way through the crowded market and connect with potential customers. (KD) is an essential metric to assist marketers in formulating an effective SEO strategy for reaching the top of search engine results pages (SERP). Focusing on a keyword with a low KD score can achieve faster results with traffic from search engines as there is less competition. Whereas keywords with…

How to show the business value of your SEO proposal

30-second summary: Your SEO proposal plays an instrumental role not just for your agency but also for your client’s business Forecasting needs to be a star element of your customer acquisition process – but how do you navigate these tricky waters? SEOmonitor dissects the entire thought process and action plan for you Here’s how to ensure realistic, practical, achievable, and mutually agreed milestones and budgets are set with your clients Clients often ask for a forecast to estimate their ROI with this type of marketing investment. Agencies are caught between building a realistic business case and explaining that they’re all scenarios, not promises. Think about it like this – you both need to know where you’re going, or you won’t have a clue when you’re there. But it’s all about how you set expectations from the start. This is where your SEO proposal plays an instrumental role in customer acquisition…

Six content ideas to supercharge your marketing in 2021

30-second summary: Keyword research is at the heart of understanding where your business stands and what your end-users expect Surveying or monitoring your analytics is a great way of listening to your customers or readers for effective content ideas Seasonality is a great way to find fresh content ideas by finding angles where your primary topic overlaps with seasonal interests Collaborate and meet real people – use every opportunity (events, meetups, live sessions) to talk to people and listen to what they’d be interested in consuming Use “question research” to understand the existing information gaps in the market Re-package your old, better-performing content into new (updated) assets If you feel like everything has already been written and you have no idea what else you can write about, here are six content ideas for you that help you come up with valuable and engaging content this year: 1. Use new keyword…

The future of gaming and streaming: a networking and SEO arsenal

30-second summary: As the world starts to return to normalcy, the gaming and live streaming industry need SEO, social networking, and online marketing for continued growth I spoke with industry influencers Alinity, Matt Rehwoldt, and eUnited’s General Manager and VP, Matt Potthoff on the industry’s current scenario, the obstacle course for amplified audience engagement, and the budding need for innovation Over the past five years, the boom of the live-streaming, esports, and gaming industries has been stealing headlines not only in the tech industry but also in mainstream media. That boom only increased its radius during the pandemic, which saw astronomical highs in terms of viewership numbers for the Amazon-owned Twitch streaming platform, Google’s YouTube, and even Facebook Gaming, who jumped more aggressively into the marketplace with the acquisition of Microsoft’s Mixer platform during the summer of 2020. Since then, much of the world has started getting back to more…

Now is the best time to stitch your search marketing loopholes before 2022

30-second summary: Confused users don’t spend money Your search marketing needs to thread in your brand’s messaging, targeting, design, and overall experience to ensure trust, clarity, and eventual sales SEO pioneer, serial entrepreneur, and best selling author, Kris Jones helps you weave a tight SEO and search marketing strategy before 2022 ushers in If you spend enough time in the digital marketing space, even if you focus on just one area of it, you’ll eventually catch wind of the intersection of SEO, paid media, web design, and link building. There’s no avoiding it since all these areas run together to ideally form a strong online presence for a business. Within that context, if you’ve ever been the one to devise a digital strategy for yourself or your clients, you’re probably familiar with the types of market niches that would push a business to focus more on SEO or paid search…

Four ways to improve page speed and master Core Web Vitals

30-second summary: Websites that rank well on Google tend to have a higher Core Web Vitals score There are three core web vitals that make up the majority of the site’s overall page speed score Prioritizing user experience in web design and marketing campaigns could give you a competitive edge This comprehensive guide prepares you for the rollout of the new Google Search algorithm update Google’s latest major update to its search algorithm focuses greatly on the user experience through a new set of ranking factor metrics, called Core Web Vitals. Early results from Core Web Vital audits reveal that the average website performs below these new standards. Searchmetrics’ research revealed that, on average, sites could reduce page load time by nearly one second by removing unused JavaScript. This provides an amazing opportunity to outperform other websites by boosting your own page rankings. Here is everything you need to know…

Influencers in today’s SEO

30-second summary: With search getting more sophisticated there will be a strong relation between user signals and influencers Google’s Multitask Unified Model (MUM) and the AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) model will impact search intent and influence a business’ search visibility Intellifluence’s CEO, Joe Sinkwitz explains key concepts surrounding the impact of influencers on website rankings in modern SEO One new to SEO might assume that the only role influencers play when it comes to ranking is in the form of bloggers providing reviews and links via guest blogging. However, if we were to segment search into simplistic buckets of links, content, and the cumulative user signals associated with how a visitor interacts with links and content, the future role of influencers is going to skew far more towards the user signals bucket. Historically, influencers have been viewed as a paid social channel add-on for B2C and D2C companies, only…

Everything you need to know about the Google MUM update

30-second summary: Google’s Multitask Unified Model (MUM) update landed in June 2021, seeking to deliver search results that overcome language and format barriers to deliver an improved search experience The Google MUM update uses an innovative solution that accesses a wealth of previously hidden information around a core query, providing more of what we want without having to carry out multiple different searches Google MUM can understand and translates 75 different languages, including text and images MUM will see us bid farewell to BERT They say Mum always knows best but can the same be said for Google’s MUM update? Giant search engine, Google, launched their latest update as the answer we have been looking for to make internet searching more intuitive and inclusive. But what does this mean for website owners, SEO practitioners, and agencies providing marketing services? What is Google’s MUM update? The Google Multitask Unified Model (MUM)…